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Hans Fahrni vs Borislav Kostic
Karlsbad (1911), Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) AUH, rd 17, Sep-12
Spanish Game: Open Variations. Classical Defense (C83)  ·  1-0


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  Chessical: Fahrni destroys Kostic with a Q-sacrifice that is an early ancestor of the famous game Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966

<24...Bc5> 25.Nxc5 Nxc5, would seem to equalize fully, but Kostic's plan seems fair enough.

<28..g5!?> is perhaps unnecessarily weakening; <28...c5/c4 then Bc5> seems sound and thematic.

<34...h6> would have kept Kostic in the game.

<35.Qxh7+!!> ia a very pleasing and decisive Q-sacrifice.

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  InspiredByMorphy: <Chessical> Nice game example! I like 24. ...Bc5 better than what happened in the game. Regarding 34. ...h6 it does keep the game going but white seems to then have a good attack with 35.Nd4 Bxd4 36.Rxd4 attacking the indefensible f4 pawn.
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  GrahamClayton: After 37. Ne6, all Black's remaining 3 pieces are forked.
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  GrahamClayton: Source: CN 199 Edward Winter, "A Chess Omnibus", Russell Enterprises, 2003
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